Franklin Avenue Library
See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Barbara Robinson's classic book The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Watch as poor Grace Bradley tries to control the wild and awful Herdman kids in time for the big production. Come and enjoy the performance and sign up to win free tickets to the play!
The Franklin Avenue Library welcomes The Belin Quartet. The quartet is well known in the greater Des Moines community for their free noon-time concerts during the summer. Members of the quartet include violinists Julie Fox Henson, John Helmich, Tracy Engman Finkelshteyn, violist Sherida Josephson, and cellist George Work. The Belin Quartet was established in 2000 by a generous grant to the Civic Music Association from David Belin's charitable foundation, the Iowa Foundation for Education, Environment, and the Arts.